Open House: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2:30 pm
If you have questions about Penn Charter, the Open House is a terrific way to meet teachers, college counselors, students and parents, and gain a comprehensive view of our educational program and culture. Register in advance, and consider coming early for special sessions on arts and athletics.
Penn Charter in the News
We routinely update students, families and graduates about PC News. Here are some highlights for the past few weeks.
Adam F. Goldberg OPC ’94 returned to Penn Charter, the inspiration for his popular ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. “I’d have no career without this school and what I learned here,” he told Middle and Upper School students. “A school I never thought would get me, got me, and the teachers understood me and what I was all about.” He also picked up the key to the City of Philadelphia!
Penn Charter hosted a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference for more than 1,200 independent school educators, a powerful professional development opportunity for teachers and school leaders who want to build their skills for promoting equity in schools and classrooms. And on Oct. 11, the Penn Charter Parent Community, our active parent organization, followed up with their own discussion of Blindspot, the book written by one of the conference keynote speakers, experimentalist psychologist Mahzarin Banaji.
More than 900 students from grades 1 through 12 came together in Dooney Field House with faculty (including 20 new teachers), staff and school leaders for an Opening Assembly to usher in the new school year, one Head of School Darryl J. Ford hoped would bring about big challenges that lead to exciting conclusions, all bookended by the Quaker Testimony of Peace.
Read about the efforts and success of our fall athletics teams in PC SportsZone blog.
Our Division Directors
Kate McCallum, Wilson Felter and Travis Larrabee are talented educators — and skilled communicators. Read their monthly newsletters to parents.
After the Bell
Penn Charter After the Bell on Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. Once classes end for the day, the pace changes. Sometimes the pace picks up, sometimes it slows down. But it's different. Wander the 47-acre campus, stop to watch a game, practice or rehearsal. Register so we know you're coming.